The flame-throwing has already begun at my post yesterday about the effect of injuries on the Islanders' season.
My thesis was not a commentary on the woes of the power play or the struggle to score goals.
Please allow me to take another shot at it.
My position was simply this:
With the knowledge that Ted Nolan gets as much out of his players as any coach in the league...
If Sim, Sillinger, Campoli, Witt, Sutton, Gervais and Martinek had not gone down for significant blocks of games, do you really not think the Islanders would be in the playoff hunt this week?